Silver and, even better, a tin one!

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Hello my lovelies

Last week I was a wimp and decided rain and wind wasn't much fun really so hibernated at home instead. Today was blue skies and I felt an old permission calling me, one I haven’t thought about for a long while! This is a site that should be dripping in Roman and medieval but this field ain’t giving it’s secrets up easily and I have to phone to get access so that’s why I’ve not been back for a visit in ages. But it’s a 3 minute walk from my house! So today I bit the bullet and texted them. It took a while for them to respond so I only went for an hour in the end.

But heck it was worth it!

Second hole was a lovely George bullhead sixpence. That made me smile :D
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I had a couple of buttons, some bits of scrap and then, as it was getting dark, another coin. I dropped it in my bag as I thought it was one of those heavy George pennies and probably toasted. I was therefore grinning when I cleaned it up when I got home. Yup it’s a William and Mary tin and copper rivet halfpence. My first William and Mary and, for a tin coin, not in bad nick. When’s the last time you saw one of these?

Might go back to that field again now :clapping:
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Well done, they'll be loads more there. :thumbsup:
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Well done Cath
Is that tin halfpenny the thick one with writing around the edge?
Sure I got one somewhere, I must sort out the small change & give it more loving than I do!
Good luck for more soon Cath.
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That's brilliant Cath and I'm actually quite envious of both finds! :D
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stanslad wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:11 pm Well done Cath
Is that tin halfpenny the thick one with writing around the edge?
Sure I got one somewhere, I must sort out the small change & give it more loving than I do!
Good luck for more soon Cath.
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Yes it is, surprisingly thick actually- around 2-3mm. Shame it isn’t in even better condition as they can be worth a lot of money too :o

You have too many good finds I think. My ‘good’ stuff is the things you’d just stick in a tin :lol:

Edit: not sure if there’s writing round the edge. Need to do a gentle clean to find out as there might be :thumbsup:
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Well worth the effort, brilliant finds in an hour. Well found and well saved. :thumbsup:
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Two lovely finds Cath. Well done. :thumbsup:
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Great finds Oxgirl, i love finding a bullhead, love his chubby little face :thumbsup:

I have never found a William and Mary tin and copper rivet halfpence, so best i get my rump in gear and go find one :ugeek:

Nice to only have a quick walk to a permission, thats a dream field for sure and as said there is more waiting for you there :Party:
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Two great coins, Cath.
Tin Halfpenny did well to survive.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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lovely William and Mary I am very jealous!
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Nice finds there. :thumbsup:

You may already know this but I think they left an apprentice in charge of the royal mint that year and there's a few error versions of the sixpence. One has no colons on the obverse, one is described as I over S (never seen this one) and one has an inverted 1 in the date, so it pays to get a loupe out and look closely at them.
Your one looks normal to me but I don’t know what the I over S one looks like.

Here's one that I found that has the inverted 1, hard to see but look at the top of the 1 and it has a serif on both sides, it shouldn't, click the image to zoom and don't mind the cat hair please!
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Nice finds Oxgirl , good for you for getting back out there , even the short sessions produce the goods :thumbsup:
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The bullhead's a belter and the W&M a lovely surprise for you :thumbsup:

Lovely, isn't it, when you clean the coin up and see two busts? Only happened to me once, and on a coin not as decent as yours, but it's great to be able to cross W&M off the list, eh?
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Well done on your perseverance :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I have two William and Mary farthings, the W&M coins don't seem to be a common find?

Love finding the bullhead silvers :thumbsup: No doubt your tin and copper rivet is a rare find, shame its not in a better condition :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

well found and saved

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